[sane-devel] I need a saned tester!

ToddAndMargo ToddAndMargo at zoho.com
Thu Feb 1 10:50:26 UTC 2018

On 02/01/2018 02:44 AM, Andy Bennett wrote:
> Hi,
>>>> I need a test program or such that will allow
>>>> me to test saned.
>>>> I need this to tell me whether my configuration
>>>> of saned is incorrect or if certain programs
>>>> trying to access saned are defective. ...
>>> Could 'scanimage -d ...' work for you?
> I think you can specify the network device name directly to -d. Getting 
> -L to work (to list the scanners) is more tricky.
> I can't find the documentation for how to construct the network name of 
> the scanner but
> https://wiki.debian.org/SaneOverNetwork
> and 'man sane-net' might help.
>  From the example at that wiki page it looks like something along the 
> lines of 'scanimage -d net:<saned-ip-or-hostname>:<backend>:<device>' is 
> what's required so maybe prepending "net:<saned-ip-or-hostname>" to the 
> device name given when running 'scanimage -L' on the saned machine will 
> work>
> The manpage also documents how to add hosts to the net.conf file or to 
> the SANE_NET_HOSTS environement variable to encourage 'scanimage -L' to 
> find the scanner.
> Regards,
> @ndy
$ nmap -p 6566

Starting Nmap 7.60 ( https://nmap.org ) at 2018-02-01 02:49 PST
Nmap scan report for rn1.rent-a-nerd.local (
Host is up (0.00018s latency).

6566/tcp open  sane-port

Nmap done: 1 IP address (1 host up) scanned in 0.04 seconds

Great link!

This looks like it may work:

     xsane net:

xsane net:
Failed to open device `net:`: invalid argument


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